Recycle CFLs

Because CFLs contain a small amount of mercury, the Environmental Protection Agency recommends taking your compact fluorescents to a local recycling center.

These major retailers offer free CFL recycling for unbroken bulbs:

  • Ace Hardware
  • The Home Depot
  • Lowe’s

Residents of Davidson County can take their CFLs to Nashville’s East Waste and Recycling Facility off Trinity Lane. It’s open seven days a week (Monday-Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday fr om noon to 4 p.m.).

Or, check out the following websites for a database of recycling options – or